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Clean, Healthy and Refreshing Water by Dor-Mar!

Featuring Systems from Industry Leader Sterling Water Treatment

At Dor-Mar, we’re not just about keeping your home comfortable with top-notch heating and cooling services. We also believe that your family deserves the best quality water for a healthier life. Introducing our exclusive water filtration service, powered by Sterling, designed to transform your tap water into a refreshing, pure, and crystal-clear delight.

Why Water Filtration Matters?

Water is an essential element of life, and the quality of the water you consume can have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing. Even though water goes through treatment facilities, it can still pick up impurities and contaminants on its journey to your tap. These contaminants might include minerals, bacteria, sediments, chlorine, and even trace pharmaceuticals.

Here’s where our water filtration service shines. We understand that every home’s water composition is unique, which is why our certified technicians perform comprehensive water tests to identify any issues. Our goal is to ensure that the water you use for drinking, cooking, and cleaning is of the highest quality and free from impurities.

The Sterling Difference

Dor-Mar has partnered with Sterling Water Treatment, a renowned supplier in the water treatment industry, to bring you cutting-edge water purification solutions. Sterling has a legacy of offering innovative water filtration technologies that lead the industry.

Our Process: Assess, Recommend, Install

  1. Assessment: Our journey begins with a thorough water analysis. We’ll take a sample of your water and conduct tests to identify any impurities, contaminants, or mineral imbalances. Our technicians will then explain the results in easy-to-understand terms, helping you grasp the quality of your water.
  2. Recommendation: Based on the test results and your specific needs, our experts will recommend a tailor-made water purification system from Sterling. Whether you’re dealing with hard water, sediment issues, or even unwanted odors, we have a solution that fits.
  3. Installation: Once you’ve selected the ideal water filtration system for your home, our skilled technicians will expertly install it for you. We take care of every detail, ensuring the system integrates seamlessly with your existing plumbing.

The Benefits You’ll Enjoy

  • Cleaner Water: Say goodbye to cloudy or off-tasting water. With Sterling’s advanced technology, your water will be pure and refreshing.
  • Healthier Lifestyle: By eliminating contaminants, you’ll be providing your family with water that contributes to their overall health and wellbeing.
  • Appliance Longevity: Clean water means less mineral buildup in appliances like water heaters and washing machines, extending their lifespan.
  • Sustainability: Using filtered water can reduce the need for bottled water, helping the environment while saving you money.

Your Trusted Partner for Clean Water

Dor-Mar and Sterling are dedicated to enhancing your home’s comfort and safety. With our water filtration service, you’re not just getting a product – you’re investing in the health and happiness of your loved ones.

Contact us today to schedule your water test and take the first step towards enjoying the many benefits of clean and refreshing water. Together, we’ll ensure that the water you use every day is as pure as can be.

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About Sterling Water Treatment Systems

Sterling Water Treatment recognizes that water is the building block of life. That is why every member of their family is devoted to producing the best quality water possible. Sterling systems not only treat water and help extend the life of household appliances, but they also help improve the very thing all of us need to live and grow.

Sterling Water Treatment is an industry leader dealing exclusively in the wholesale distribution market. As a subsidiary of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. our customer focused team is dedicated to our business’s five key factors Quality, Availability, Service, Innovation and Cost. With this in mind we pride ourselves in producing a quality product and having it available when it’s needed. 

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Your Guide to Home Water Systems

Whether you’re dealing with hard water stains, interested in purifying drinking water, or need a comprehensive water treatment system, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will navigate you through the essentials of water filtration, treatment, and softening systems, ensuring you make an informed decision tailored to your needs.

Water Filtration

Water filtration is a critical process that involves removing impurities and contaminants from water to make it safe for consumption. This process targets pollutants such as sediment, chlorine, and harmful bacteria. Filtration not only improves the quality of water but also enhances its taste and odor. The effectiveness of filtration largely depends on the size of the filter’s microscopic holes, which determine what particles are barred from passing through.

Moreover, modern filtration systems employ various technologies to ensure comprehensive safety. For instance, advanced filtration systems like reverse osmosis use a multi-barrier approach that includes several stages of filtering to remove a broad spectrum of pathogens and chemical contaminants, significantly enhancing the water’s safety and drinkability. These systems are designed to address specific water quality issues, providing tailored solutions that can adapt to different types of water sources and contamination levels.

Types of Water Filters

Sediment Filters

These are the first line of defense, capturing large particles like dirt and rust. They are typically used to pre-treat water before it undergoes finer filtration.

Carbon Filters

Activated carbon filters are popular for their ability to remove chlorine and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These filters are a staple in many households for ensuring fresh-tasting tap water.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

A more thorough option, reverse osmosis systems push water through a semi-permeable membrane, blocking contaminants and flushing them away. This system is ideal for homes with concerns about a wide range of pollutants.

Installation and Maintenance

Installing a water filter can vary from simple faucet attachments to more complex under-sink systems. Regular maintenance, such as changing filters, is crucial to keep these systems running efficiently.

Water Treatment

Water treatment involves processes designed to make water suitable for a specific end-use, which may be for drinking, industrial water supply, irrigation, or river flow maintenance. The goal of water treatment is not just to improve the water’s aesthetic quality but also to ensure it is safe and healthy for its intended use. This typically involves removing undesirable contaminants such as dirt, sand, sediment, metals, parasites, viruses, and bacteria.

The process varies significantly depending on the source of the water and the specific requirements of the application. For example, drinking water needs to be free from harmful microorganisms and chemicals, while water for industrial use may require the removal of minerals and other inorganics that could interfere with industrial processes. Advanced treatment processes can also include chemical, physical, and biological methods to address a broad range of contaminants. Expanding water reuse involves treated wastewater, which requires sophisticated treatment technologies to ensure safety for its subsequent use.

Moreover, as technology advances, the integration of automated systems in water treatment helps enhance efficiency and reliability, ensuring that treatment processes are consistent and effective.

Common Water Treatment Methods


A tried and tested method, chlorination kills bacteria and other pathogens in water. It’s commonly used in municipal water supplies.

Ultraviolet Purification

UV purification is a chemical-free method that uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and viruses. It’s effective and environmentally friendly.

Choosing the Right Water Treatment

Selecting the right treatment depends on the specific contaminants in your water. A comprehensive test can reveal these details, guiding the decision-making process.

Water Filtration

Water softening is the process of removing calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal cations from hard water. These minerals cause water hardness, which can lead to the buildup of scale on plumbing, appliances, and fixtures, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. Softening water involves exchanging these hard minerals for softer ones, typically sodium or potassium, using an ion-exchange resin or a salt-free conditioning process.

The benefits of water softening extend beyond protecting plumbing. Soft water improves the efficiency of soap and detergent use in cleaning, meaning less product is required for washing dishes, clothes, and even bathing. This leads to cost savings and a reduced environmental impact. Additionally, soft water heats more efficiently than hard water, which translates to lower energy costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Soft water also enhances the longevity of appliances like water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers by preventing scale deposits that can hinder performance and efficiency.

Furthermore, the use of soft water in the household can improve cleaning efficiency, as it does not leave streaky residues on surfaces and helps in easier dirt removal

Types of Water Softeners

Salt-Based Softeners

These systems use an ion-exchange process to replace hard ions like calcium with sodium or potassium ions.

Salt-Free Softeners

Instead of removing hard minerals, these condition the water to prevent minerals from depositing as scale.

Installation and Maintenance

While installation specifics vary, maintaining a water softener usually involves replenishing the salt used for ion exchange.

FAQ for Home Water Systems

Welcome to our FAQ on home water systems! Here, you’ll find essential information on water filtration, treatment, and softening to help you ensure your home’s water is clean, safe, and pleasant to use. Whether you’re looking to install a new system or simply want to understand how to maintain your current setup, our answers aim to guide you through every step of the process.

Water Filtration

Q: What is water filtration?

A: Water filtration is the process of removing impurities and contaminants from water using a physical barrier, chemical process, or biological process. Filtration makes water safer for drinking, cooking, and other household uses.

Q: Why do I need a water filtration system?

A: A water filtration system improves the quality and taste of your water. It removes unwanted substances like chlorine, heavy metals, and pathogens that could be harmful to your health.

Q: How often should I replace my water filter?

A: The frequency of filter changes depends on the type of filter you have and your water usage. Generally, it’s recommended to change filters every 3 to 6 months, but check your manufacturer’s guidelines for specific recommendations.

Q: What are the different types of water filtration systems?

A: There are several types of water filtration systems, including activated carbon filters, reverse osmosis, ion exchange units, and ultraviolet purifiers. Each type targets different contaminants and suits different needs.

Q: Can water filtration systems remove fluoride from water?

A: Yes, certain types of filtration systems, such as reverse osmosis units, can effectively remove fluoride from water. Activated alumina and deionization filters can also reduce fluoride levels.

Water Treatment

Q: What are the legal limits for contaminants in drinking water?
A: The EPA sets legal limits on over 90 contaminants under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to ensure drinking water safety and protect public health [2].

Q: How much does a water treatment system cost?
A: The cost varies widely based on system type and specific water quality needs, generally ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. To get your water professionally tested, and an estimate for a new Home Water System, call Dor-Mar today!

Q: What is reverse osmosis treatment and how effective is it?
A: Reverse osmosis treatment pushes water through a semipermeable membrane, effectively removing a wide range of contaminants, including dissolved salts and bacteria. It’s highly effective for producing clean drinking water.

Q: How often should my water treatment system be inspected or serviced?
A: It’s recommended to service your water treatment system at least once a year to maintain efficiency and ensure high water quality. Depending on water usage and local water quality, more frequent checks may be necessary.

Water Softening

Q: What is a water softener and how does it work?
A: A water softener is a device that removes calcium, magnesium, and other hard minerals from your water through a process called ion exchange. This process swaps hard minerals for softer ones, typically sodium, which reduces water hardness and prevents scaling.

Q: How often should I check and refill the salt in my water softener?
A: It’s recommended to check your water softener’s salt level at least once a month and keep the salt level at least half-full for optimal performance.

Q: Is it safe to drink softened water?
A: Yes, for most people, it is safe to drink softened water. The amount of sodium added by water softeners is minimal and typically not harmful to health.

Q: What are the benefits of installing a water softener?
A: Water softeners prevent scaling in pipes and appliances, extend the lifespan of your plumbing system, improve water flow, and enhance the effectiveness of soap and detergents, thereby reducing overall household costs.

Q: What should I consider when choosing a water softener for my home?
A: Consider the size of your household, the hardness of your water, and the capacity of the softener. It’s also wise to check what kind of warranty is offered with the system. Consulting with a professional can help determine the best system for your specific needs.


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